Dec 26, 2012 10:00pm PST
't the snow slowing everything down. >> at ktvu.com, look for the link to stormtracker 2 at the top of the page. we also posted updates on the ktvu.com channel 2 facebook page. >>> holiday sales slumped nationwide. and there might be more than one reason for the poor numbers. eric rasmussen is live with the mixed reports he heard from retailers, and shoppers. >> reporter: ken, we can tell you there's been no shortage of foot traffic here in downtown walnut creek. one local retailer told me a late rally before christmas saved his season. but it at least appears a lot of people stuck to window shopping this year. hurting the bottom line of some big companies. day after christmas shoppers were out in full force in walnut creek tonight. not everyone had the same holiday shopping story. >> would you say you bought more or less than last year? >> i bought more. >> i didn't buy anything. >> reporter: retail sales missed projections by as much as 3% nationwide. major retailers saw their stock tumble today. >> at the end of the day, it doesn't add up to that much. they were kind of looking.